National Leaders of Governance

NLGs are highly effective chairs of governors who support chairs of governors in other schools.

You should contact an NLG if you want to improve the leadership and performance of your school’s governing body.

Typical activities include:

  • coaching and mentoring
  • reviewing the responsibilities of the governing body
  • action planning
  • supporting academy conversion

advising on reviewing headteacher performance

Contact an NLG

You can contact the NLG directly, or by contacting Rebecca Pass at the Teaching School Office,


NLGs are expected to have a placement at least once over the course of a year, supporting a chair of governors, and his or her school. Any cost will be negotiated between you and the NLG’s school.

Time commitment for you and your governors

The NLG will work directly with your school’s chair of governors. Their support can include:

  • phone calls
  • emails
  • face-to face meetings

The time can be spent across full or partial days, during evenings or at weekends.